#TBT That moment when a mother hears for the very first time that something is terribly wrong with her child.
That moment when all of my fears turned into reality. When my sanity was no longer in question, but the well-being of my precious little boy, just 19 months old.
The best way to offer to you my feelings is to try to paint a picture for you with words:
There I sat, after 18 months of being concerned only to be told none of it was real.
Up to that very moment
During World Pediatric Stroke Awareness Week 2016 we are focusing on getting parents, EMS and doctors to recognize stroke in the young - as in children and babies. Here we sit in 2016, we know pediatric stroke is real, yet so little awareness is out there among those who NEED to know. In children, experts are finding that from the first symptom of stroke to the actual diagnosis it is taking too much time to be properly evaluated. The time, they are finding, is greater than 1